• The Interview: Sue Naegle
    The woman responsible for
    television’s global revival, Sue Naegle, reveals the secret of her legendary instinct. By LUCY BROADBENT

    Photographs by René & radka
    Styling by sofia catania

    Sue Naegle is quiet, understated – not at all a ball-busting, fiery dragon. Given her ranking by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s 100 most powerful women, this is unexpected. And since she is a female television executive in Hollywood – the most notorious boys’ club of them all – it is mind-boggling.

    “I think I have a good instinct about things,” says 44-year-old Naegle, explaining how she rose from being the girl who delivered the mail at a talent agency to becoming cable network HBO’s entertainment president, responsible for seminal

    Dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim; cuff by Maiyet; ring by Repossi

    STYLE RÉSUMÉ

    NAME: Sue Naegle

    PROFESSION: TV executive

    MY STYLE IS: I have weird habits – my underwear always matches and I never wear clothes in the same way twice in a row

    MY GO-TO LABELS: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Isabel Marant, Vanessa Bruno and Marni

    MY FAIL-SAFE PIECES: High heels – they make me feel powerful

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